Riots and terrorism and abuse.  How can we hope with these things in the world?

I’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t easy.  In fact, some days the world weighs me down, but I’m lucky.  I’m in the choir.

What does that have to do with luck or hope? Today we are singing Be Thou My Vision.

More than a song, Be Thou My Vision is Prayer with a Capital P.

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
 
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
 
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Our choir director prayed this with us Thursday during rehearsal.

Lord,
I’m asking You. Be my vision.
Be my vision when things are well in my world. Be my vision when things are dark. Be my vision when I am tempted by the things of this world.
Whatever happens, Lord, light my way.
May I see the world and the people in it as you see them.
Amen.

Sung with this in mind, this anthem lifts your heart toward God. You lift up your listeners as well.

Through song we can share His Blessings with a broken world. Thank you, Lord.

–SueBE

 

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